Jimmy Elliott Bio:
Birthday: October 4
A 34+ year veteran of the world of radio, Jimmy has been with WOVK since 1993, and has been Program Director & Music Director of the station since the Summer of 1997... Born and raised in Wheeling, Jimmy got his start in Radio in 1978 at legendary local Top 40 station 14WK. Over the years, he has worked for literally every radio station in the Upper Ohio Valley at one time or another, plus outside of the Ohio Valley, for several different Pittsburgh stations over the years, plus stations in Dallas, TX and in the Florida Keys. Jimmy also spent several years as Director of Marketing & Licensing for an international comic-book publishing company in the early '90s...
Steve Crow Bio:
Birthday: January 26
The "Radio Bug" bit Steve back in 1976. Since then, he has been a reporter, copywriter, news anchor, disc jockey, and sportscaster for a number of Ohio Valley radio Stations, and has played everything from Country, Rock and Roll, Oldies, and now back to Country. Steve joined the staff of WOVK in Feb 2001, and joined Morning Madness in January of 2002... A self proclaimed "Golf Nut", Steve is also the mild-mannered Manager of Kurtz Monument Company in Wheeling, and a licensed Life Insurance Agent. A life-long resident of the Ohio Valley, Steve has somehow managed to stay married for three decades to his long suffering and saintly wife, Becky. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Jeannette and Emily, and grandparents of Gracie, who is Pap-Pap's bestest pal and the Greatest Gift he ever received...
A proposed match between a human and a kangaroo named Rocky has been knocked out, thanks to an online petition. Animal rights activists got wind of the event, which was to be held on February 13 when the Star Family Circus comes to Oxford, Mississippi.
Activists claim the circus has been cited multiple times for animal rights violations; according to the petition on Change.org, "Boxing matches are extremely stressful for kangaroos, who, despite their size, are delicate and skittish animals...they must be harassed and bullied into defending themselves in boxing matches."
According to the Clarion-Ledger, the pressure worked; Oxford Police Chief Joey East told the paper, "There will be no kangaroo and boxing match of any kind."
Rocky was recently featured at a fight in Natchez, Mississippi, which like the February circus will be, was organized by the local National Guard.